While Sena-Congress fight, Priya Dutt meets Uddhav Thackeray

Former Congress MP Priya Dutt yesterday called on Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, a day after suspected Sena workers pelted stones at a meeting organised by the opposition party.

Priya Dutt, Uddhav Thackeray
Priya Dutt, Uddhav Thackeray

Dutt arrived at Matoshree (the residence of Uddhav) in suburban Bandra in the afternoonand had a half-an-hour-long meeting with the Sena chief, a source said.

The meeting comes in the backdrop of Saturday night's event in which a group of workers, allegedly belonging to Shiv Sena, pelted stones at a public gathering organised by Congress, where Mumbai unit chief of the party Sanjay Nirupam was also present.

Nirupam had organised the conclave in suburban Kandivli to highlight alleged corruption in the Shiv Sena-BJP-ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as part of Congress' 'pol khol' (expose) campaign ahead
of the next year's civic elections.

Dutt, however, claimed that she did not discuss anything political with Uddhav. "There was nothing political in our meeting. I met him owing to personal relations," said the former Congress MP.

Asked about the Dutt-Uddhav meeting, Nirupam said he was not aware of it. "I was not aware of the meeting, although she has every right to meet anyone in personal capacity. Still, I will speak to her on the issue (the meeting)," said Nirupam.

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